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Identifying Needs Of Older Adults With Alzheimer's Disease And Related Dementias In A Rehabilitation Setting: Perceptions Of Formal And Informal Caregivers

Abstract The purpose of this study is to identify the needs of older adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD) admitted to a rehabilitation setting where they are expected to physically and mentally function to their optimal level of health. To date, no studies have identified the needs and concerns of ADRD patients in rehabilitation settings. The Needs-Driven Dementia-Compromised Behavior (NDB) Model, the researcher's clinical experience, and the state of the current scientific literature will help guide the study. An exploratory qualitative research approach was employed to gather data and discover new information about the ADRD patient's needs and related behavioral outcomes. The qualitative findings on the dis... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Allen, Angela Marie (Author) / Coon, David W (Advisor) / McCarthy, Marianne (Committee member) / Uriri-Glover, Johannah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nursing / Gerontology / Alzheimer's disease / Dementia / Formal Caregivers / Informal Caregivers / Perceptions / Rehabilitation
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 204 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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